Eager to make one last push ahead of the new season, the 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro seeks new treatment on his troubled right knee. After three surgeries, the pain was still present, and the Argentine has decided to try an innovative therapy based on the regeneration of tissues through their cells in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The former world no. 3 already received the first therapy, hoping for necessary improvements that would allow him to compete again. Del Potro underwent the third right knee surgery in August following that nasty injury at Queen's 2019!
Roger Federer's doctor Ronald Biedert underwent the procedure in Switzerland, staying in touch with Juan Martin since January and recommending surgery as the pain wouldn't go away. The previous surgery came at the end of January in Miami, and it wasn't enough to see the Argentine back on the court after he felt the pain again on the practice court.
Juan Martin had fractured his right kneecap against Borna Coric in Shanghai 2018, skipping the rest of the season and returning in Delray Beach in February 2019. Instead of continuing where he left, the injury-prone player could only enter five tournaments before experiencing the same injury against Denis Shapovalov in June at Queen's!
Del Potro underwent surgery in Barcelona a couple of days later, hoping to get back on the practice court and prepare for a fresh start in 2020. Returning a couple of months later, the Argentine began with some light preparations, although things haven't worked his way so far, feeling a constant pain in his knee and skipping the Australian Open for the fifth time in the last six seasons!
Juan Martin del Potro underwent three knee surgeries within 14 months.
Always ready to give his 120%, Juan Martin is trying everything to extend his career and step on the court again, eager to fight against the rivals from the top.
The Argentine would love to make one last push and try to play the Tokyo Olympics next summer, desperate for another medal after bringing home two in 2012 and 2016. In his recent interview, Juan Martin said he has been struggling a lot since the latest injury, unable to get back at 100% but still doing everything he can to start competing again.
Del Potro never had the opportunity to show his full potential and rich talent in the long run, experiencing numerous injuries in the previous decade and starting all over a couple of times! Giving his best to extend his career and return where he belongs, the Argentine was back at his best in 2017 and 2018, entering the top-3 for the first time before facing more setbacks that have threatened to finish his tennis journey.